CASE-ing the Catty - Adding a Holiday Twist

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! After a health hiccup and a few days in hospital, I'm happy to be back this week.

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are CASE-ing a sample from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a Mini Catalogue twist.

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I chose the project in the photo above using the Many Medallions Dies, as I've had this bundle for a while, but haven't used the dies. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added another panel of  Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I decided to use only 3 columns from the panel I die cut from Gold Foil, using the large die from Many Medallions, adhering it to the right.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I added a stitched circle of Vellum, slightly overlapping the edge on the left. I  popped it in an envelope to check that it would still fit, before I added any more layers. Next up I die cut the layers of the Poinsettia from the beautiful Red Velvet paper. The Poinsettia Dies are really fabulous and the Red Velvet paper takes the finished Poinsettia up a notch. You can see that the veins are embossed into the petals and I have covered the white edge by sponging a little Cherry Cobbler ink around the edge, which also adds depth. I hope you can get a sense of the beautiful texture that the Red Velvet paper gives.

I placed my thumb on the centre vein and gently and carefully folded the edges of each petal upward to add more dimension before assembling the layers. I finished with one of the lovely Beaded Pearl embellishments, which I changed from silver to gold with an alcohol marker. The lovely greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the smallest of the octagonal stitched dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

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I thought I would share my tip for making the die cutting and embossing of the Poinsettia petals and leaves super quick and easy. I placed each die with the cutting edge down and popped the corresponding embossed veins piece into the die and used sticky paper to hold them in position. This allows you to cut and emboss each set of petals and the leaves in one step and they will all fit on the cutting plate for one pass through your machine.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Garden Green mat for the writing panel and at the base I have used a border die from the Many Medallions Dies cut from Gold Foil. In the centre, I have created a small Poinsettia flower using the smallest of the Poinsettia Dies, cutting 2 and offsetting them. I cut another in Garden Green and used it for the leaves, by cutting it apart, so it all remains in proportion. For the centre, I used the tiny circles created by die cutting the centre that can be used for the large flower. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle & Many Medallions Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Garden Green, Red Velvet, Vellum, Gold Foil
 Ink Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories Beaded Pearls
Tools    Many Medallions Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Sponge daubers

 

We would love to see your projects, giving a project from the Annual Catalogue a Mini Catalogue twist. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catalogue Die Bundles

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing projects from the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 176.  I've had my eye on this sample since the catalogue was released; it is just so cute!

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It was the 3 sets of nesting dies in different shapes in the Hippo & Friends Dies that first caught my eye, but then the bundled discount meant that the stamp set was only $21.50, so I decided to buy the bundle. I think the sweet hippo and lamb are perfect for baby cards, so that is what I've created. 

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, as that is what attracted me to the card, changing up the colour to Blushing Bride. I adhered the circle design paper to a panel of Whisper White leaving a small border on each side, which I think adds a little pop. I had a panel of Thick Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the lovely Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder,  so I die cut the largest of the semi-square label dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the panel. I wrapped some retired Blushing Bride Baker's Twine around the panel, finishing in a bow on the side and then popped it up on the Blushing Bride card base.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The next size of label die was cut from Blushing Bride card stock and popped up over the white label. The sweet hippo was stamped in Smoky Slate ink; the body stamped off and then full strength stamped over the top. He is popped up on the squiggly 'grass' cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. The balloons are stamped in So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride ink and popped up at different heights. I pushed the ink down into the pads with the back of the spoon to give a more pastel tone to the colours. Finally, the greeting from the retired Made with Love stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray  ink on So Saffron card stock and popped up at the bottom of the grass. It looks more like Daffodil Delight in the photo, though.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the circle design paper down each side, with the writing panel in between. I stamped another greeting from the retired Made With Love stamp set in the middle and added a couple of rows of the squiggles at the base with a cute lamb that was stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Hippo Happiness, Made With Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Subtles Designer Paper
 Ink Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestones, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Trimming The Town Colours

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing the colours from the Trimming The Town Suite.

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These aren't a set of colours I would have put together, but they do work well together. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This week, I have a clean and simple card using the challenge colours. This isn't the stamp set I was intending to use, but hey, when you get lemons you have to make lemonade, lol. There was a little mix-up and the wrong sheet of stamps came in the stamp set I was intending to use. However, I now have an extra stamp set in Joyful Holly and the replacement will hopefully arrive tomorrow.

So for my card, I have stamped the curved holly image twice on my panel of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink, using the Stamparatus to quickly and easily achieve the mirror image. This is a 2-step stamp set, so there are stamps to 'fill-in' the colour very quickly, but I wanted to have a little more control of the result.  I've used the Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the holly and Dark Poppy Parade for the berries and I added a few highlights with a White Gel Pen.  To add texture, I've dry embossed the panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before mounting it on the Pool Party mat. 

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I rummaged in my scrap bag and found a strip of Misty Moonlight aleady embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder to go across the centre. The stitched label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies was cut from Pool Party card stock and popped up over the top of the strip before winding some of the Gold Trim from the Forever Greenery Combo Pack around the panel and finishing with a bow.  The lovely greeting from the Joyful Holly stamp set was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and cropped with the decorative circle from the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped up on the label. I finished with a trio of Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels under the greeting.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for the writing panel and a strip of my favourite Misty Moonlight design from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack. I've partially stamped the other holly image from Joyful Holly in the top corner and coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Joyful Holly - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
You can see the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly in this photo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Joyful Holly
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Trim
Tools    Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Old Olive, Poppy Parade), White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Mini Bundle

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing our favourite bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalogue. I have quite a few favourites, so I thought I would try out one that I haven't used yet.

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My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 36, using the Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Although we have Christmas in the summer season in Australia, Santa does come from the North Pole where it is snowy! If that doesn't work for you, then I think of snowflakes as Christmas stars. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

There is so much sparkle going on, it was really difficult to photograph under lights, with the reflection from the Window Sheet. It has been a cold, wet and miserable weekend in Melbourne, so outdoor photography was not an option. 

I didn't start out with the intention of making a Shaker Card, but that is where I ended up. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and I've added a layer of the beautiful Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper that is part of the Snowflake Splendor Suite. I dry embossed a piece of Thick Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the stitched label that has the snowflake cut outs in the corners. You definitely want to dry emboss first as the cut-out snowflakes are quite delicate.  

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the shaker element I used 2 layers of Window Sheet, so the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper could be seen.  I don't have the Snowflake Sequins, so I used the Whale Of A Time Sequins, picking out the shells and just leaving the others. I think they work really well, as it adds a little more colour without straying too far. I've stamped the greeting from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and fussy cut it, separating it into 2 pieces which gave me a bit more flexibility in the placement of the large snowflake. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've used a combination of snowflake die cuts, two of them stamped and the others cut directly from Silver Foil and Balmy Blue Glimmer and layered them together. There are quite a few to choose from, to get different looks.  I added one of the pretty dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems in the centre. I placed a small Silver Foil snowflake over the die cut in the bottom corner to finish. The centres match perfectly and automatically off-set; the designers think of all these small details. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside really simple, with a Night of Navy mat for the writing panel. In the corner, I've stamped the small cluster of snowflakes in Balmy Blue ink and then added the Silver Foil die cut over the top of the small star in the centre, so you can see it peeking through. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue Glimmer, Silver Foil, Window Sheet
 Ink Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Accessories Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Whale Of A Time Sequins
Tools    So Many Snowflakes Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow, Adhesive Foam Strips

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite bundle from the August-December Mini Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Punch Bundle Section

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Punch Bundle section on pages 168-169. 

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My project this week is based on the simple and versatile layout of the card above. I've added a few more layers, but otherwise stayed close to it. In the catalogue it appeared that the patterned paper went to the edge of the card, but looking at it close-up, it appears to go over the edges or it could be a belly-band around the note-card sized base. 

Stampin' Up! Playful Pets Sympathy Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper for my pet sympathy card. For me, pets are members of the family and their passing is always sad and distressing for everyone. I started with a Basic Black card base and added the red and white striped design leaving a small border on all sides. Over the top I have layered the heart and paw print design with a narrow border of  Real Red on either side, taking it right to the edge of the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Playful Pets Sympathy Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have die cut the scalloped heart with the Stitched Be Mine Dies and then dry embossed the inner heart with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder for some delicate texture. They were adhered flat to the card and overlapping. The cat was cropped from Basic Gray card stock with the Cat Punch and I've sponged the edges with Basic Gray ink to add some depth. I've popped the cat up on Black Dimensionals and added the bow using the cute 1/8" red and white design from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  The sentiment is from the Prized Peony stamp set and I heat embossed it in white on Basic Black card stock and cropped it with the stitched banner from the Tasteful Label Dies. To finish I fussy cut some paw prints from the patterned paper and placed them in the bottom section of the card.

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For the inside, I have a Real Red  mat for the writing panel and I added a narrow strip of each of the patterned paper designs at the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from the Prized Peony stamp set in black ink and finished with a little red glimmer heart.

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With a change of sentiment, this card would be purr-fect (sorry couldn't help myself!) for a new kitty owner or cat lover or use the Dog  Builder Punch for a doggy card.

 

Project Details
Stamps Prized Peony
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Playful Pets DSP, Red Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Gray
Accessories Playful Pets Trim Combo
Tools    Stitched Be Mine Dies, Tasteful Label Dies, Dainty Diamonds3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Cat Punch, Black Dimensionals, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by projects in the Punch Bundle section. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Front Cover of Aug-Dec Mini

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we're taking inspiration from projects on the front cover of the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue.  I managed to make 2 cards this week, both being inspired by the front cover.

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This is the first sample that jumped out at me. It is a trio of metal tins, each wrapped in designer paper and then tied together with a bow and a greeting on the front. In my brain this translated to strips of designer paper on a card, so here is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have adhered strips of designer paper from my new favourite 'Tis The Season Designer Paper pack onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, leaving a narrow border around each strip. The finished panel was adhered to a Real Red card base.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set was stamp in Shaded Spruce and then cropped with the largest of the stitched ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies. I stamped the 'JOY' again in Real Red ink and fussy cut the letters and popped them up over the original. I added a bow in the lovely Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon at the top and finished with some holly at the bottom. The holly is from the Sweetest Time stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce with Real Red berries. You can see in the photo above that the berries are shiny from their coating of Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Stampin' Up! 'Tis The Season DSP & Wrapped In Christmas -  Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Mint Macaron mat for my writing panel and a strip of the plaid design at the bottom, with a border of Real Red. Even though Mint Macaron isn't one of the listed colours in this pack, it does work well with the lighter tones of Shaded Spruce in the paper. I have stamped the cluster of trees from the In The Pines stamp set to finish.

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My second card is inspired by the sample in the photo above, using the Cherish the Season Bundle. I decided to crack open my new Poinsettia Petals Bundle for my card. 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed close to the layout, covering my Whisper White card base with the Shaded Spruce plaid design from the 'Tis The Season Designer Paper.  I have dry embossed a panel of Thick Whisper White using one of the new Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders. This is a pack of 2 narrower embossing folders. As there is a lot of detail and texture in the embossed piece, I've rounded the corners on the inside edge to soften it a little. 


Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've die cut the 4 layers of the Poinsettia from Real Red card stock and used a sponge dauber to go around the edges to add more depth. I also used a stylus on each of the main veins in the petals and leaves, which causes them to turn up a little and you can also gently use your 2 thumbs to bend the petals inwards. The flower looks a bit flat in the photo above, but actually it is quite the opposite. I finished the centre with one of the lovely Beaded Pearls embellishments. I used the same process with the leaves which were cut from Garden Green card stock to provide a contrast. I popped in some extra foiliage die cut from Gold Foil. There is a lovely 'Merry Christmas' greeting in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, but due to a mishap with my stamp set, I had to use a retired greeting.

 

Project Details
Stamps Wrapped in Christmas, Poinsettia Petals, In The Pines, Sweetest Time, Four The Holidays (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories Real Red Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Beaded Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Wrapped in Texture EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the front cover of the August-December Mini Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we have a sketch challenge, based on the sample project in the photo above.

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Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used more new products to create a Christmas card this week. I started with a thick Whisper White card base and I have used one of the designs from the new 'Tis The Season Designer Series Paper. This is a 6" x 6" stack full of fabulous designs in traditional colours. The patterns are perfect for backgrounds and come in 2 shades of red and 2 shades of green to give you ultimate flexibility. The one I have used actually combines both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red with the subtle striped design. I adhered the designer paper to a piece of Whisper White to give it some body, so I could wrap the the gold trim around it and finish with a bow. I then adhered the panel to the card base. 

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have used one of the dies from the new Celebration Labels Dies for the background to my wreath. I have cut the wreath from Just Jade and Pretty Peacock card stock using the Wreath Builder Dies and offset them. I've added the Poinsettia flower from the die set on the left, cutting 2 from Real Red cardstock that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and offsetting them. I also added the small flowers, finishing them all with gold Metallic Pearls.  The greeting is from the coordinating Arrange A Wreath stamp set, stamped in Just Jade ink and cropped it with a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a Just Jade mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover designer paper at the left. I stamped part of the wreath from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in the corner in Pretty Peacock ink and added a couple of the small red flowers with Gold Foil behind the centres.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Arrange a Wreath
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Gold Foil, 'Tis The Season DSP
 Ink Just Jade, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Metallic Pearls
Tools    Celebration Labels Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Wreath Builder Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by this great sketch. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Project

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we're taking inspiration from our favourite project from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. I have lots of favourite projects, so I decided to pull out one of the bundles that I haven't had the opportunity to use yet.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above from page 174 of the Annual Catalogue. I love that there are lots of extra project samples in the Die Bundles section at the back of the catalogue, so don't forget to check those out when you're looking for inspiration. I love the composition of this card using the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle with opposite ends of the large image stamped in the corners, and then the frame overlaid on it. The sample is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate card stock with a Silver Foil frame over the blooms. 

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have stayed close to the layout, as that is what I love about the sample, but have chosen a colour combination of Gorgeous Grape for the card base and Purple Posy for the top layer. I stamped the large floral image in Highland Heather ink in the diagonal corners. While I had the stamps positioned in the Stamparatus I tried a few different colour combinations, so I'll bring you those in another post. This is definitely one of my faviourites as it is so pretty and fresh.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is a DisInktive style with lots of shading built into the image, so you want to make sure that your ink pad isn't too juicy. If it is, use the back of a teaspoon to gently push the ink to the bottom of the pad. This will still give you a good coverage without too much ink to blur the shading. The ink will redistribute itself when you close the pad, so no need to worry about that. 

I have cut the lovely frame for the flowers from Shimmery White card stock as it is a warmer white and not quite as stark as Whisper White. I reccomend you use the Adhesive Sheets (page 162) on the back of your card stock before die cutting, to make the process of adhering it a lot easier. I found I needed to run it through a few times to get the small pieces in the centre to cut, however, every die cutting machine is different, so keep it in mind. I trimmed off the excess frame, deliberately leaving the 2 smaller flowers to overhang the edges slightly. When I was positioning the stamp, I laid the frame die over the top, so I could see where the leaves and small flowers would end up. You need to cut 2 of the frames for this layout, so I adhered the leftover small flowers over the top of each overhanging flower, which makes it a lot more robust. 

The greeting from the Many Mates stamp set was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cropped with a stitched circle and then matted on a Gorgeous Grape Circle cropped with the 2" Circle Punch and popped up over the Tricolor Ribbon. I finished with a tiny Silver Glimmer heart and a trio of clear Elegant Facted Gems.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have continued the same side border style as the front, with a Purple Posy mat for the writing panel. I selected one of the end flowers to stamp in the corner in Highland Heather ink and added the coordinating frame over the top. I have die cut the 'friend' in Highland Heather and stamped the 'sweet' in Gorgeous Grape ink on Purple Posy and snipped it out.

Stampin' Up! Blossoms in Bloom Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Blossoms in Bloom, Many Mates
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer (retired), Adhesive Sheets
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Tricolor Ribbon, Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Well Written Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, 2" Circle Punch

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by your favourite project sample from the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Flowers For Every Season

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from visiting Lauren's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we're taking inspiration from the colours in the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper.  The colours in this paper pack includes all of the 2020-22 In Colors, plus Poppy Parade.

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I've taken inspiration for today's card from the project above on page 10. The designer paper background and the wide border for the focus image from the Jar of Flowers Bundle caught my attention.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started with a landscape Thick Whisper White card base and added the Misty Moonlight spotty designer paper for the background. The centre panel was cut to size with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and I added a border of Magenta Madness and a wider, shorter piece of Just Jade on each side that was scored at 1/4" intervals with the Simply Scored Board.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I stamped the floral image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends in the 4 new In Colors. They are no Blends in the Bumblebee colour, so I have used Dark So Saffron, which has a similar tone and added some fine highlights with the Bumblebee Stampin' Write marker.  I used the Color Lifter on the small flowers coloured with Misty Moonlight, to lighten it up a little. The vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set was stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock and cropped it with the coordinating die. The flowers were popped up above the vase and I added the greeting from the Fancy Phrases stamp set that I cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. I finished with a Baker's Twine bow around the neck of the vase and a trio of Elegant Faceted Gems.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I have a Misty Moonlight mat for my writing panel and I added a piece of the leftover spotty designer paper to the left. The flower image was partially stamped in the right corner and coloured in the same way.

Stampin' Up! - Flowers For Every Season Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Jar of Flowers, Boho Indigo, Fancy Phrases
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Flowers For Every Season DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade
Accessories White Baker's Twine (retired), Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangle Dies, Boho Indigo Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends  (Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider, Light Crumb Cake, Color Lifter), Bumblebee Stampin' Write Marker

 

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the colours in the Flowers For Every Season DSP. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Animals

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we're taking inspiration from the animals in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue and I've chosen to use the Whale Of A Time Suite for my project. 

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I was inspired by a few project samples on pages 94 and 95 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue, including the one above. I love shaker cards and the new Whale of a Time Sequins are really lovely and I also wanted to try out the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder that is also part of the suite. This embossing folder looks pretty ho-hum in the catalogue, but I'm here to tell you it is really fabulous. The photo above, that I cropped to give you a better view, does show the fabulous detailed design and texture variations much better.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

Well, having said all that, I didn't end up with a shaker card, but rather something more like a diorama. I have used Pacific Point for the frame to coordinate with the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and I wanted a bold colour to show up the embossing. I started first by cutting out the aperture in the front with a Stitched Rectangle Die before embossing with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder. I opened the folder and gently patted the inside bottom panel (the one without the Stampin' Up! logo) with the Whisper White Craft ink pad (page 147 of the Annual Catalogue) before running it through my Big Shot.  The end result is that you have the de-bossed design highlighted with white ink and I love the effect it gives. The craft ink does take more time to dry, so put it aside for a few minutes or use the low setting on your heat gun to speed up the process.

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
For the background of the diorama I chose one of the fabulous designs from the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped the school of fish from the Whale Done stamp set a few times in Calypso Coral ink and then added the whales that I fussy cut from another sheet of the designer paper. I like to roughly cut the shape and then adhere it to some Whisper White card stock before fussy cutting.  It makes the image more robust, especially if you're popping up on Dimensionals as I have done with the large whale. The seaweed was cropped from Vellum card stock using the Smooth Sailing Dies and I left one plain and coloured the other with the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend marker. The turtle is also fussy cut from the designer paper and popped up over the seaweed in the corner. The small seahorse was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and fussy cut and is the perfect size to wind around the seaweed. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

I adhered the finished diorama to a Pacific Point card base of the same size to provide additional stability when it is displayed. This photo shows a top view of the diorama and the dimension it gives to the card. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama

For the inside I have a Just Jade mat for my writing panel. I've stamped the seagrass from the Whale Done stamp set in Pretty Peacock and Granny Green in the corner and then the fish over the top in Calypso Coral. 

Stampin' Up! Whale Of A Time Suite Diorama Card - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne, #diorama
The other great thing about this diorama card, is that the frame folds flat to fit into a standard sized envelope for posting and pops back  to shape easily. If you're interested in making one of these cards, I'll a tutorial available for it shortly. 

 

Project Details
Stamps Whale Done, Itty Bitty Greetings, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pacific Point, Just Jade, Whale of a Time DSP, Vellum
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Craft
Accessories  
Tools    Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Smooth Sailing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends  (Granny Apple Green)

We would love to see your projects, inspired by the animals in the new Annual Catalogue. You can upload it to our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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